Western - Labor Force Statistics

 
Civilian labor force in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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155,688 156,129 (1) 157,180 157,002 1,314 0.8

West

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36,360.3 36,745.4 36,821.5 36,862.8 502.5 1.4

Alaska

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367.0 365.7 366.6 (P) 367.3 (P) 0.2 (P) 0.1

Arizona

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3,064.6 3,123.6 3,146.5 (P) 3,159.9 (P) 95.3 (P) 3.1

California

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18,710.4 18,913.7 18,937.6 (P) 18,943.4 (P) 233.0 (P) 1.2

Colorado

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2,797.6 2,824.2 2,828.2 (P) 2,831.6 (P) 34.0 (P) 1.2

Hawaii

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664.4 670.8 673.6 (P) 674.9 (P) 10.5 (P) 1.6

Idaho

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774.5 776.5 778.5 (P) 782.4 (P) 7.9 (P) 1.0

Montana

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516.3 515.9 518.8 (P) 521.0 (P) 4.7 (P) 0.9

Nevada

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1,389.3 1,398.8 1,401.6 (P) 1,403.6 (P) 14.3 (P) 1.0

New Mexico

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918.6 916.7 918.7 (P) 923.6 (P) 5.0 (P) 0.5

Oregon

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1,920.9 1,963.2 1,964.5 (P) 1,961.5 (P) 40.7 (P) 2.1

Utah

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1,421.9 1,442.2 1,446.1 (P) 1,451.6 (P) 29.7 (P) 2.1

Washington

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3,464.2 3,522.8 3,535.2 (P) 3,545.9 (P) 81.6 (P) 2.4

Wyoming

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306.8 306.2 305.9 (P) 305.8 (P) -1.0 (P) -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Data affected by changes in population controls.
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployed in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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10,387 8,688 8,979 8,705 -1,682 -16.2

West

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2,611.4 2,350.2 2,309.1 2,255.6 -355.7 -13.6

Alaska

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25.2 23.5 22.9 (P) 23.2 (P) -2.0 (P) -7.9

Arizona

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216.9 207.5 207.9 (P) 206.6 (P) -10.2 (P) -4.7

California

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1,492.0 1,347.4 1,317.3 (P) 1,275.1 (P) -216.9 (P) -14.5

Colorado

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157.9 119.6 118.2 (P) 118.9 (P) -39.0 (P) -24.7

Hawaii

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30.9 27.1 27.5 (P) 27.9 (P) -3.0 (P) -9.7

Idaho

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38.5 34.1 31.9 (P) 30.7 (P) -7.7 (P) -20.1

Montana

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25.4 23.4 23.1 (P) 22.3 (P) -3.0 (P) -11.9

Nevada

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116.1 98.5 99.4 (P) 99.5 (P) -16.6 (P) -14.3

New Mexico

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62.0 55.1 54.5 (P) 55.6 (P) -6.4 (P) -10.3

Oregon

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137.0 131.2 123.7 (P) 114.0 (P) -23.0 (P) -16.8

Utah

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54.6 51.3 49.8 (P) 49.4 (P) -5.3 (P) -9.6

Washington

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220.1 223.3 224.4 (P) 222.3 (P) 2.2 (P) 1.0

Wyoming

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13.1 12.9 12.3 (P) 12.1 (P) -1.0 (P) -7.3

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in the West region, seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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6.7 5.6 5.7 5.5 -1.2

West

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7.2 6.4 6.3 6.1 -1.1

Alaska

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6.9 6.4 6.3 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.6

Arizona

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7.1 6.6 6.6 (P) 6.5 (P) -0.6

California

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8.0 7.1 7.0 (P) 6.7 (P) -1.3

Colorado

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5.6 4.2 4.2 (P) 4.2 (P) -1.4

Hawaii

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4.7 4.0 4.1 (P) 4.1 (P) -0.6

Idaho

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5.0 4.4 4.1 (P) 3.9 (P) -1.1

Montana

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4.9 4.5 4.4 (P) 4.3 (P) -0.6

Nevada

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8.4 7.0 7.1 (P) 7.1 (P) -1.3

New Mexico

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6.7 6.0 5.9 (P) 6.0 (P) -0.7

Oregon

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7.1 6.7 6.3 (P) 5.8 (P) -1.3

Utah

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3.8 3.6 3.4 (P) 3.4 (P) -0.4

Washington

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6.4 6.3 6.3 (P) 6.3 (P) -0.1

Wyoming

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4.3 4.2 4.0 (P) 4.0 (P) -0.3

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(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Unemployment rates in West region states by Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), not seasonally adjusted (in percent)
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Alaska

 

Anchorage

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(3) 6.5 (3) 5.3 (P) 5.9    

Fairbanks

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(3) 6.8 (3) 5.6 (P) 6.3    

Arizona

 

Flagstaff

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(3) 7.7 (3) 7.1 (P) 7.5    

Lake Havasu City-Kingman

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(3) 8.7 (3) 7.7 (P) 9.0    

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale

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(3) 6.1 (3) 5.5 (P) 5.8    

Prescott

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(3) 6.9 (3) 6.1 (P) 6.3    

Sierra Vista-Douglas

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(3) 8.4 (3) 7.6 (P) 8.4    

Tucson

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(3) 6.3 (3) 5.7 (P) 6.0    

Yuma

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(3) 22.9 (3) 21.5 (P) 19.8    

California

 

Bakersfield, CA

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(3) 12.3 (3) 10.0 (P) 11.1    

Chico

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(3) 9.8 (3) 7.6 (P) 8.5    

El Centro

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(3) 20.6 (3) 21.3 (P) 21.3    

Fresno

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(3) 13.3 (3) 11.1 (P) 12.1    

Hanford-Corcoran

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(3) 14.7 (3) 11.8 (P) 12.9    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim

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(3) 8.0 (3) 6.8 (P) 7.4    

Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine (1)

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(3) 5.8 (3) 4.5 (P) 5.0    

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale (1)

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8.7 7.5 8.2 (P) 7.7 (P) -1.0

Madera

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(3) 11.8 (3) 10.7 (P) 11.8    

Merced

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(3) 15.8 (3) 13.0 (P) 14.0    

Modesto

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(3) 13.1 (3) 10.6 (P) 11.1    

Napa

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(3) 6.1 (3) 5.2 (P) 5.7    

Orange County (2)

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(3) 5.8 (3) 4.5 (P) 5.0    

Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura

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(3) 7.2 (3) 6.0 (P) 6.4    

Redding

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(3) 10.9 (3) 8.2 (P) 9.4    

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario

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(3) 9.3 (3) 7.3 (P) 7.3    

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade

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(3) 8.1 (3) 6.3 (P) 6.7    

Salinas

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(3) 12.9 (3) 10.9 (P) 12.2    

San Diego-Carlsbad

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(3) 6.9 (3) 5.2 (P) 5.8    

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

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(3) 6.0 (3) 4.5 (P) 4.8    

Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley (1)

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(3) 6.7 (3) 5.1 (P) 5.5    

San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco (1)

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(3) 5.1 (3) 3.8 (P) 4.0    

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

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(3) 6.2 (3) 4.7 (P) 4.8    

San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande

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(3) 6.1 (3) 5.1 (P) 5.4    

San Rafael (1)

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(3) 4.7 (3) 3.4 (P) 4.0    

Santa Cruz-Watsonville

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(3) 10.8 (3) 8.4 (P) 10.2    

Santa Maria-Santa Barbara

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(3) 7.0 (3) 5.8 (P) 6.5    

Santa Rosa

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(3) 6.2 (3) 4.7 (P) 5.3    

Stockton-Lodi

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(3) 12.9 (3) 10.6 (P) 10.6    

Vallejo-Fairfield

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(3) 7.9 (3) 6.2 (P) 7.0    

Visalia-Porterville

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(3) 14.9 (3) 12.9 (P) 13.9    

Yolo County (2)

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(3) 10.1 (3) 8.4 (P) 8.0    

Yuba City

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(3) 15.8 (3) 12.4 (P) 12.5    

Colorado

 

Boulder

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(3) 5.0 (3) 3.1 (P) 3.7    

Colorado Springs

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(3) 7.6 (3) 5.3 (P) 5.7    

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood

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(3) 6.1 (3) 4.0 (P) 4.5    

Fort Collins

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(3) 5.3 (3) 3.3 (P) 4.1    

Grand Junction

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(3) 7.7 (3) 4.9 (P) 6.0    

Greeley

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(3) 6.4 (3) 4.0 (P) 4.2    

Pueblo

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(3) 9.1 (3) 5.9 (P) 6.7    

Hawaii

 

Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina

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(3) 5.1 (3) 3.9 (P) 4.4    

Urban Honolulu

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(3) 4.1 (3) 3.5 (P) 4.0    

Idaho

 

Boise City

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(3) 5.4 (3) 3.9 (P) 4.4    

Coeur d'Alene

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(3) 7.2 (3) 5.2 (P) 6.1    

Idaho Falls

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(3) 4.9 (3) 3.6 (P) 4.2    

Lewiston, ID-WA

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(3) 6.1 (3) 4.7 (P) 4.9    

Logan, UT-ID

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(3) 3.5 (3) 2.4 (P) 3.1    

Pocatello

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(3) 5.4 (3) 4.6 (P) 4.8    

Montana

 

Billings

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(3) 4.2 (3) 3.2 (P) 4.0    

Great Falls

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(3) 5.0 (3) 3.9 (P) 5.1    

Missoula

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(3) 5.6 (3) 4.3 (P) 5.1    

Nevada

 

Carson City

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(3) 9.6 (3) 7.2 (P) 8.5    

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise

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(3) 8.6 (3) 7.1 (P) 7.5    

Reno

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(3) 8.5 (3) 6.4 (P) 7.4    

New Mexico

 

Albuquerque

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(3) 7.1 (3) 5.8 (P) 5.9    

Farmington

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(3) 6.8 (3) 5.4 (P) 5.9    

Las Cruces

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(3) 7.6 (3) 6.3 (P) 7.1    

Santa Fe

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(3) 5.6 (3) 4.4 (P) 5.2    

Oregon

 

Albany

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(3) 9.7 (3) 7.8 (P) 7.6    

Bend-Redmond

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(3) 10.3 (3) 7.6 (P) 7.4    

Corvallis

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(3) 5.7 (3) 4.8 (P) 5.1    

Eugene

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(3) 7.7 (3) 6.3 (P) 6.7    

Grants Pass

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(3) 11.2 (3) 8.8 (P) 9.1    

Medford

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(3) 10.0 (3) 7.5 (P) 8.0    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro OR-WA

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(3) 7.2 (3) 5.9 (P) 6.1    

Salem

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(3) 8.3 (3) 6.6 (P) 7.0    

Utah

 

Logan, UT-ID

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(3) 3.5 (3) 2.4 (P) 3.1    

Ogden-Clearfield

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(3) 4.6 (3) 3.4 (P) 3.8    

Provo-Orem

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(3) 4.3 (3) 2.8 (P) 3.3    

Salt Lake City

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(3) 4.3 (3) 3.1 (P) 3.6    

St. George

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(3) 5.1 (3) 3.7 (P) 4.5    

Washington

 

Bellingham

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(3) 7.6 (3) 6.5 (P) 7.3    

Bremerton-Silverdale

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(3) 7.0 (3) 6.3 (P) 6.8    

Kennewick-Richland

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(3) 9.6 (3) 8.9 (P) 9.9    

Lewiston, ID-WA

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(3) 6.1 (3) 4.7 (P) 4.9    

Longview

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(3) 10.3 (3) 9.0 (P) 9.2    

Mount Vernon-Anacortes

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(3) 8.8 (3) 7.8 (P) 8.4    

Olympia-Tumwater

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(3) 7.4 (3) 6.6 (P) 7.3    

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA

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(3) 7.2 (3) 5.9 (P) 6.1    

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue

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(3) 5.8 (3) 4.9 (P) 5.5    

Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (1)

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5.1 4.3 4.9 (P) 5.0 (P) -0.1

Tacoma-Lakewood (1)

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(3) 8.3 (3) 7.3 (P) 7.8    

Spokane-Spokane Valley

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(3) 9.0 (3) 8.0 (P) 9.0    

Walla Walla

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(3) 8.2 (3) 7.0 (P) 8.3    

Wenatchee

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(3) 8.8 (3) 7.6 (P) 8.8    

Yakima

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(3) 11.3 (3) 10.9 (P) 12.3    

Wyoming

 

Casper

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(3) 4.6 (3) 3.8 (P) 4.4    

Cheyenne

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(3) 5.4 (3) 4.7 (P) 5.0    

Footnotes
(1) Metropolitan Division
(2) Counties and equivalents
(3) Data are provisional, subject to revision on April 21.
(P) Preliminary

Source: Local Area Unemployment Statistics
The State and regional data above are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) program, a Federal-State cooperative program in which total employment and unemployment are measured for approximately 7,200 areas.

 
Nonfarm wage and salary employment in the West region States, seasonally adjusted (in thousands)
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137,830 140,592 (P) 140,831 (P) 141,126 (P) 3,296 (P) 2.4

Mountain Census Division

 

Arizona

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2,552.3 2,607.3 2,611.9 (P) 2,624.2 (P) 71.9 (P) 2.8

Colorado

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2,431.2 2,492.8 2,498.4 (P) 2,510.6 (P) 79.4 (P) 3.3

Idaho

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650.5 659.1 668.8 (P) 672.1 (P) 21.6 (P) 3.3

Montana

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453.9 454.7 455.0 (P) 457.0 (P) 3.1 (P) 0.7

Nevada

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1,198.6 1,230.5 1,236.0 (P) 1,235.5 (P) 36.9 (P) 3.1

New Mexico

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816.2 827.4 828.7 (P) 832.7 (P) 16.5 (P) 2.0

Utah

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1,314.1 1,353.6 1,359.8 (P) 1,369.3 (P) 55.2 (P) 4.2

Wyoming

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291.4 295.0 295.8 (P) 295.8 (P) 4.4 (P) 1.5

Pacific Census Division

 

Alaska

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337.0 340.6 341.4 (P) 340.3 (P) 3.3 (P) 1.0

California

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15,472.8 15,860.7 15,919.8 (P) 15,949.2 (P) 476.4 (P) 3.1

Hawaii

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622.9 626.0 631.3 (P) 630.1 (P) 7.2 (P) 1.2

Oregon

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1,698.2 1,745.4 1,752.7 (P) 1,755.1 (P) 56.9 (P) 3.4

Washington

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3,043.7 3,122.6 3,139.2 (P) 3,138.6 (P) 94.9 (P) 3.1

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary

Source: Current Employment Statistics - National - State and Metropolitan Area
The Current Employment Statistics (CES) Survey is a monthly survey of business establishments which provides estimates of employment, hours, and earnings data by industry for the nation as a whole, all States, and most major metropolitan areas since 1939. The CES survey is a Federal-State cooperative program in which State employment security agencies prepare the data using concepts, definitions, and technical procedures prescribed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.